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change. organizers claim it is the biggest rally of its kind ever in the u.s. we have a reporter who braved the cold to stand in the crowd. going to take you there in a moment. >>> pope benedict xvi led tens of thousands in a prayer for strength. this morning, he gave his second-to-last prayer as pontiff and thanked his followers for their support. last week, the 85-year-old pope announced he is resigning because of advanced age. >>> in los angeles, dozens of protesters gather outside the lapd headquarters. they carried signs supporting renegade ex-cop and cop killer, christopher dorner them don't support dorner's deadly rampage but say the accusations of corruption, racism, even brutality against the lapd need to be addressed so this doesn't happen again. >> i think there are a lot of honest policemen out there trying to help the people. but it just is atrocious what mr. dorner did and we don't want it to happen again. >> now, our nick valencia is here with me today. nick, you were out in los angeles. it seems a little bit odd that people would actually support a cop killer. what is
to protect the u.s. from devastating cyber attacks, and china considered one of the biggest offenders. the cyber security company, of course, has been saying it's identified a hacking group in shanghai with ties to china's military and says it watched those hackers systematically steal information from more than 140 companies. china denying any involvement. >>> and police still have no clue who managed to pull off a daring heist at the brussels airport. thieves managed to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane on the tarmac. on monday night, two cars burst through the perimeter fence, the airport, sped towards the plane. authorities say the men were wearing police uniforms and were heavily armed. they were in and out of the airport within minutes. it is cnn's top international news story today. >>> of course, we are talking about the olympic star pistorius. everybody is following this. everybody is talking about this. it is really quite amazing. another night we're going to spend in jail. we don't know the outcome, whether he's going to be released on bail. this is playing o
, the question we are asking today, when is it legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens overseas? talking about americans here. justice department memo made public by nbc spells out the position, by the obama administration, now what it says the memo justifies the targeted killing of an american who is considered a senior operational leader of al qaeda or an associated group, and who poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states. want to bring in halle goran any. a controversial issue, under president bush, now president obama. the fact that the government does have the power, and the authority, to kill an american overseas that's considered a threat. and how do they define that? >> that's the question because when you say imminent, it could be imminent in a few hours, in a few weeks, saying you can target a member of al qaeda, senior operational al qaeda leader, or associated forces. how are you defining associated forces? how are you defining the word imminent? how are you defining the word threat? all of these things are things that are open to interpret
. >>> there could be another addition to the president's cabinet this week. the u.s. senate is expected to vote on chuck hagel as secretary of defense. democrats believe they have the votes to confirm hagel, despite opposition to the pick from hagel's own republican party. >>> the president and congress go back to work this week and high on their agenda, the forced spending cuts, if they don't reach a budget deal by friday, $85 billion across-the-board cut goes into effect. this will have an impact for all of us, meats inspection, public safety, longer lines at security checkpoints at the airport. candy crowley anchors "state of the union." you spoke with ray lahood, transportation secretary about the cuts. here is a portion of what he had to say. >> we are going to look at everything we possibly can to get to where we need to be, which is about $600 million in cuts. but we can't do it without also furloughing people. >> who is feeling the most pressure to feel these cuts? >> if you watch carefully, i don't think anybody is feeling that much pressure. last weeks, congress was out on recess, the
one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he is dropping out to deal with the faces he is charged with. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp >>> and now a long awaited journey begins on a ten-day tour including the u.s. sanchez says she does not want to tamp her criticism of cuba, but she does plan to return. >>> and this is the second to the last time that pope benedict will address the crowds of faithful from the windows at the square. thousands of people turned out to have him ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story for us in rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he reemerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. it is not clear when the conclave, that meeting of 117 cardinals assemb
including one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >>> sanchez seen here on the left had been refused an exit visa for years. she's headed on an 80-day tour of ten countries, including the u.s. sanchez says she doesn't plan to temper her criticism of life in cuba just because she got the exit visa. she acknowledges it could be her last trip out of the country. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed the vatican city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. over 100,000 people turned out to hear pope benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story from rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate angeles prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat.
qaeda leader and american killed in a drone strike in yemen, in 2010. his father is suing multiple u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thursday's confirmation hearings for john brennan, nominated to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlak
the nation's intelligence community had their hands on classified documents, the topic, when u.s. drones can legally kill americans overseas. president obama has agreed to the release only after caving in to the demands of congress. and today, in a senate confirmation hearing lawmakers will grill john brennan, obama's choice to lead the cia and also an architect of the drone program and a vocal supporter. >> we conduct targeted strikes because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> but it was the killing of an american citizen in yemen that raises all the questions. u.s. drones killed u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, he was tied to the terrorist plots including the underwear bomber but never charged in u.s. court. iran claims it has unlocked the encrypted surveillance images from a spy plane drone. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity video which is running on iranian state television and youtube. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran and operations that ha
the boy was saved from storming the bunker to reports of secret cameras, even the u.s. military was involved. >>> all right, we've lost lights. >> all right, we're going to a manual override. >> reporter: new reports the last-minute electrical upgrades caused that power outage during the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the b
to their $20 billion beer merger. warren buffett announced it's buying food giant heinz. and if u.s. regulators allow it, usair will take over bankrupt american airlines creating the world's biggest airline in the process. that deal is good for investors, but passengers worry airfares will shoot up as competition disapears. but take a look at this. just after airline deregulation came into effect, there were 20 major airlines in the united states. by 1990, there were only 12 major airlines in operation. today just seven and with "uss -- usair and american merging we'll be down six. usair and american don't have a lot of overlapping routes or hubs. in the end, there will only be about out routes out of the 9,000 or so that will be served by one airline. they may see fares go up. but look at this. since 1979, prices for an average domestic economy airfare have dropped from $579 then to $365 now, though they have started to tick up a little bit lately. so much for that myth that merging airlines causes prices to go up. thanks for watching this week. find me on facebook at facebook.com/ali velshi.
. a lot of folks here are younger voters. younger people who say even though the u.s. right now may be as focused on the debt ceiling and other issues, it's time to look further down the line. >> i'm only 16 and some day, i hope to have my own kids and i think this is, i want them to live in a world that's you know, like environmentally safe and natural. >> a dirty and dangerous pipeline that's going to cut our country in half carrying a very da dangerous fuel and it will cause run away climate change. >> on the flip side, a lot of folks say tighter emission standards have already cost some jobs at plants in places like west virginia. tightening them further is only going to squeeze that part of the economy even more and some of the higher prices will be past on to you and me as consumers. they also argue that the keystone pipeline will be safe with today's technology and will bring jobs to places like nebraska and also help the u.s. become more energy independent. d don? >> chris, thank you very much. >>> she made history just a couple of hours ago. danica patrick became the first
on climate change. organizers claim it is the biggest rally of its kind ever in the u.s. our chris lawrence is right in the middle of t and chris, what is the main call for action there today and why today? >> reporter: well, i think two reasons, two big issues here, deb, the last few die-hards start to straggle away, down to a few thousand people from crowd that organizers say once numbered about, you know, 30 to 40,000. but they have two issues. one, they want stricter emissions standards, not only on future power plant bus on existing power plants as well. and they want president obama to block the extension of that keystone pipeline. that's the pipeline that's bringing oil from canada right now it's only authorized to bring it into the great lakes region, but president obama has to decide whether to extend that pipeline all the way down into the gulf coast. we spoke with a couple younger people who came here from far away who say they do not want him to extend that pipeline. >> i'm only 16 and someday, i hope to have my own kids and i think this is -- i want them to live in a world that
, and if someone is importing these substances into the u.s. and then redistributing those distance substances, there could be a variety of federal drug crimes involved. >> now, callan says a-rod's first concern should be a potential suspension from major league baseball. that could still be a long way off. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >>> it's groundhog day. the day when we find out if we'll have an early spring or six more miserable weeks of winter. it all depends on the legend drid prognosticate are punxsutawney phil. did he see his slad doe this morning? >> so you faithful, there is no shadow to see. an early spring for you and me. >> i'll believe it when i see it. you heard phil what he had to say. what about chuck the groundhog? he's staten island zoo's prognosticator. he also predicted an early spring. hmm. >>> speaking of animal predictions, are the bulls going to continue their run on wall street? we'll look at what's driving the dow's big climb back to the 14,000 point and what it could mean for your bottom line. >>> and this goat could be worth a million dollars after
good, don. >> nick, you'll continue to follow that. let's move on to the u.s. embassy suicide bomb that killed a turkish guard yesterday. a group has claimed responsibility. who did it? >> reporter: well, it's the dhkpc, also known as the revolutionary people's liberation party front. marxist lengthenist group. their statement doesn't really say why they specifically attacked the united states embassy. in the past they have been known to attack a lot of turkish government sites. but what we're -- what we have learned now in that statement is they're accusing the united states of being responsible for killing people in afghanistan and iraq and libya. they say the united states is supporting the rebels in syria, they're against that. and also saying the united states is getting too close to turkey. this is a group that's been around since the 1970s. the last time they attacked u.s. officials was over -- was about two decades ago in 1991. so it is surprising everyone here right now, don. >> nick robertson, ankara, turkey. thank you for details on both stories. >>> let's get you up to
is expected over much of the u.s. a massive winter storm is expanding fast from california to the midwest. we're talking heavy snow, ice, freezing rain. all of that. the huge storm system may wal lop the southeast with violent thunderstorms, floods, hail, and possible tornadoes. and then on to california heavy snow already has left hundreds of drivers stranded on mountain highways. casey wian joins us. so, casey, isc california equipped to deal with this kind of snow? >> reporter: well, we've had most of the snow overnight, frederica. you can see behind me there's just pretty much a light dusting on those hills there, but it was a much different story overnight. behind me you can see interstate 15 and that is one of the main roads that connects los angeles. that highway was closed on and off because of heavy snow conditions. one of our affiliates showing one of the accidents that happened on the highway last night, one of the reasons why the california highway patrol had to shut down this interstate overnight. so far no fatalities. no serious injuries reported, but there were a lot of inconve
due process and we will continue to monitor the situation closely." >>> turning to your money, u.s. stock markets are poised to open lower this morning. [ bell ringing ] that's after stocks plunged ahead of wednesday's opening bell. the dow jones dropping more than 100 points on worries the federal reserve might scale back its bond buying program. the s&p and nasdaq also closed lower. it's a different story, though, for walmart this morning. the mega retailer reporting a bigger than expected profit last quarter, and the stock is heading higher in premarket trading, but walmart is tampering that optimism and pointing out consumers are growing more cautious. christine romans joins us now from new york and we had heard that walmart's earnings were going to be down. >> look, we know that things were good for walmart in the last part of last year, good holiday season, but carol, the most important thing is what's happening in the first part of this year, and walmart confirming it is worried, specifically the paycheck to paycheck customer is showing signs of slowing in february. what's h
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal serviceĀ®, no business too small. >>> bottom of the hour, i'm brooke baldwin. for the next 30 minutes we're getting all sides from the story you will be talking about at the dinner table tonight. want to start here with the u.s. postal service saying it will shut down saturday mail service. that starts in august. but americans s s are simply no sending as much mail. the result, the postal service posted a record loss, $15.9 billion last year. the post master general saying today, quote, you can't beat free. let's bring in our panelists to talk all things postal service, jawn murray back today, lauren ashburn back as well, editor in chief of daily download. amy palmer, entertainment reporter and founder of power women tv. and last but not least, chris frates for national journal. let me ask you this, no saturdays, big surprise, do you care? >> it is interesting, brooke. a lost folks here in washington are thinking, maybe this is the postal service move to take away a delivery day to try to get some sympathy and do the most extreme thing first. we'll can
bomber to the u.s. embassy in ankara yesterday. the bomb killed a turkish security guard. >>> what do you get when you hold a gun buyback program? in tampa, florida, today you got some glocks, some revolvers and you get this -- a couple of rocket launchers. can you believe? in all, the sheriff's department collected more than 2,500 firearms. >>> it appears this photo is meant to shoot down skepticism. the white house released this picture of president barack obama skeet shooting in august. the president was asked if he ever fired a gun when he recently released his plan for tougher gun control laws. he replied he went skeet shooting. prompting sweptism. >>> a 5-year-old held hostage -- >> he's allowed us to provide coloring books, medication. >> his home for five days now? an underground bunker. it's an eerie reminder of a school bus hijacking nearly 40 years ago. two dozen children buried alive. one of the victims joins us live. >>> plus, a federal raid. allegations of sex parties and prostitutes. just another day in politics or have we hit rock bottom? >>> comedy or crossing the line? c
change. organizers claim it's the biggest rally of its kind ever in the u.s. chris lawrence is in the thick of it and chris, describe, tell us what you're seeing there. >> reporter: loud, crowded, very excited, those are the first words that come to mind, deb. they're calling this one of f not the largest climate rally in the nation's history. the organizers say they've got about 40,000 or more people here. the march just started a few minutes ago from the national mall at the washington monument. they are marching by the white house, trying to take their message to president obama and to some of the legislators here, and we've been talking to a lot of the marchers who have been here, excuse me, ma'am. >> yes? >> reporter: what brought you out here today on this march? >> right here, this is my little grandson, and i want a better world for him. i don't want a climate that's changing, creating all sorts of havoc as far as weather, droughts, floods, wars, that's what we mean. >> reporter: what is your message to president obama on expanding the keystone pipeline, bringing the
in the pictures. >>> the u.s. census will stop using the word "negro" in its surveys. most people no longer identify with the term and find it quite offensive. the bureau will use black or african-american. >>> gm will sell 4g at&t wireless connections next year on most of its 2015 models. gm hopes the high speed connection will offer drivers new services, the deal ends a long relationship gm had with verizon. >>> today marks one year since trayvon martin was killed, and since then his parents have gone from mourners to activists, speaking out against gun violence in america. cnn's piers morgan asked them about a possible result in the upcoming trial of george zimmerman who has been charged with killing their son. >> are you ready to let justice take its course, however that turns out, in other words if at the end of this trial, george zimmerman is exonerated of illegally killing your son, would you be prepared to publicly accept that verdict? >> well, that's something that we've always asked for. we've always asked for an arrest, we've always asked for just for it to come to a trial. we ju
for the u.s. coast guard, as well as for the national transportation safety board, are trying to figure out the source of sunday's fire that brought this cruise to a screeching halt. they have a lot of work ahead of them as they try to go into the engine room and figure out where the fire may have started. it might even have been somewhere else. they have to look through all of the systems on board the ship. they've already spent time talking with passengers before they disembark, and went to the far corners of the earth going back home again. but they'll also be examining the procedures that were followed after that fire took place. there is another engine room they could have turned to as an alternate source of power. however, investigators are saying that might have been a risky move. >> in this case, they may have been able to restore power, but really the safe thing to do was to tow the vessel back into port rather than try to reenergize a power system that was damaged by fire. >> reporter: investigators will also be examining what's called the voyage data recorder that among other thi
an amicus brief, in support of striking down proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on this next month as well as another case that challenges the defense of marriage act. two separate cases, similar issues. among those who have signed on to the brief, jon huntsman, meg whitman, richard hanna. joining us with their take, cnn legal analyst jeffrey toobin and john avlon. with the amicus brief, it's essentially what it sounds like, a friend of the court, paper saying what your opinion is hoping to sway the justices. how important are amicus briefs, how important might this one actually be? >> they can be important, but i have to tell you, i really disagree with the premise that this is a lot of people. there are almost 300 members of the house and senate who are republicans. they got two people, two obscure members of the house to sign. they have a very distantly failed presidential candidate. a failed gubernatorial candidate. the republican party is united and i don't think the brief makes a bit of difference. >> john, is it baby step
in prison with a two by four studded with nails. let's get to the mental retartation thing. the u.s. supreme court said we don't put mentally retarded people to death but we'll let the states determine who's restarted and who's not. he was 70, borderline retardation. but how do you conduct yourself in ordinary life, seaman second class in the navy. described as the leader of his family. buys a car, a motorcycle. the judge says i don't find it beyond a reasonable doubt that he's mentally retarded. that's the back story. >> joey, it says, the defendant may be found guilty but mentally retarded. those are their words and thus spared the death penalty if the jury and the court finded beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged and is mentally retarded. those words seem crucial here. so is explain to me the difference between beyond a reasonable doubt, and preet ponderance of the evidence. what's the difference there? >> absolutely. what happens, john, we don't want the defendant feigning, right, pretending the. so georgia, the only state in the union, by the way,
murphy, contributor for the daily beast.com and rick newman, chief business xcorrespondent for u.s news and world report. we heard the president tick off this list, if you will, abroad, a lot of adjectives thrown out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision
to increase not just here in the u.s., but globally because of a better outlook for the global economy. the price of oil has been modestly higher since the beginning of the year. you don't need me to tell you that. the good news is it has been relatively stable since the summer, carol. you haven't seen the real crazy spikes that we've seen over the years. carol? >> alison kosik reporting live from new york this morning. move over, guys. danica patrick in the top spot. patrick won the pole position for the daytona 500, becoming the first woman to win a pole at any nascar top division race. she later spoke with cnn's don lemon, who asked her, if she could comprehend that she made history. >> i that i that understanding the scope of what that means and what that will end up meaning, or if any, is something that happens down the road. in the moment, it's about thinking about what i need to do for next sunday and trying to make some more history. i love that to go beyond racing in general, i mean, just to kind of break gender barriers, i feel that one of the coolest things is to be able to
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